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11th Annual Indie / Alt. Rock Album Winner
11th Annual Indie / Alt. Rock Song Vox Pop Winner
10th Annual Cover Song Vox Pop Winner
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Record Label: Blackheart Records
Home Base: San Antonio, TX
Genre: Indie/Alternative Rock
Categories Entered: Indie/Alt. Rock Album & Indie/Alt. Rock Song
Work Submitted: Album: Exits & All The Rest; Song: “Adjust”
Label: Blackheart Records
Who are your influences? Rock and Roll
Describe your nominated work. Exits & All The Rest is our 4th record. First time we recorded in analog. This record is stripped down to really catch the live feel of the band. Our song “Adjust” is also nominated. We wrote that song in one day while recording Exits in Austin, TX.
Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording? Nope, it is pretty stripped down and recorded in analog.
Were there any happy accidents while in the studio, or did everything go as planned? There were lots of happy accidents. Our producer, Mike McCarthy, embraced the rawness of the record. Very organic.
Why did you choose to submit this work to the 11th IMAs? Blackheart Records submitted us.
What’s your definition of success and how will you know when you’ve achieved it? When you are able to make a living and do your passion fulltime to us defines success. We are doing that therefore we are successful. Now all we have to do is stay together.
How will you leverage your IMA honors to achieve your career goals? This just really helps in proving that we are headed in the right direction.
Who’s sitting in your audience and what makes your fans unique? We have a mix of all kinds of people in our audience. Every age range, ethnicity, gay and straight. We are an all female, Latina, two parts gay band. To see that mix come together for the sake of music is a beautiful thing.
What is your guilty pleasure on the road? Any close calls or mishaps while on tour? Hmm well some of our music choices on the road are pretty questionable… like New Kids On The Block! Simply being on tour opens you up for all kinds of mishaps whether it is van trouble, annoying each other or busted equipment; it all comes with the terriorty.
Who are your musical heroes & influences? Babes in Toyland, Raincoats, Mike Patton, Bjork, Ritchie Valens, list goes on and on.
Are there any songs you wish you wrote and why? “Bohemian Rhapsody.” I mean…come on!
What artists are you listening to that would surprise your fans? A lot of old Norteño Mexican and Tejano. It’s pretty beautiful.
How do you discover new music? Do you buy music or are you content with streaming? We do it the way any music lover should: go to your local record store and look through the records. Look at the artwork, take it in and take a chance on discovering a new band. Also go to shows!
How will musicians make a living if fans continue to expect music to be free? Tour, tour and tour. Anyone can sound like a million bucks with all this new technology and auto tune etc. The true test is if an artist can work hard and hit the road and if they can pull off a live show.
What don’t fans/audiences understand about the music industry today? That it is not easy and it is a constant fight to keep an audience’s attention because music is so accessible. It is an A.D.D. world now. Musicians now have to always have a step ahead.
Are digital singles/EPs vs. full albums the future? Sadly, it’s looking like it.
Finish this sentence: The music industry is…complicated.
What do you have in the works for the upcoming year? More albums and more touring of course!